Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday introduced that state authorities workers can avail a half-day depart to look at the lately launched film “The Kashmir Files”, which relies on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley within the Nineteen Nineties.
“Glad to announce that our Govt employees will be entitled to half-day special leave to watch #TheKashmirFiles. They will have to only inform their superior officers and submit the tickets the next day,” Mr Sarma stated.
Glad to announce that our Govt workers might be entitled for half-day particular depart to look at #TheKashmirFiles.
They must solely inform their superior officers and submit the tickets the subsequent day. pic.twitter.com/RNQzOk9iCK
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) March 15, 2022
Earlier within the day, the chief minister, alongside together with his total cupboard, watched the film at a theatre in Guwahati, and stated the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits was a blot on humanity.
“The Kashmiri Pandit genocide & their exodus are a blot on humanity. Moved by the heart-wrenching portrayal of their plight in #TheKashmirFiles, which I watched along with my Cabinet colleagues and MLAs of @BJP4Assam & allies,” Mr Sarma stated after watching the film.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the movie for “bringing the truth in its correct form” and stated historical past must be offered in the correct context infrequently.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities on Tuesday joined a bunch of states in declaring the movie tax-free. Earlier, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Tripura and Goa additionally declared “The Kashmir Files” tax-free.
“The Kashmir Files” stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty and Pallavi Joshi. The movie has been written and directed by Vivek Agnihotri.